I still can't believe that anybody would cook the noodles, put the seasoning in,
then just eat it like that. That's not ramen. That's like boiling spaghetti
noodles, sticking them on a plate, and eating them plain. It's okay, but it's
nothing like spaghetti with a great sauce, cheese, etc., on it. You have to add
vegetables, meat, etc., for it to attain ramen status. Anything less than that
is pretty meaningless.
Again, to No Thank you...The ramen you ate in grad school is more
than likely comparable to what Anonymous said.I'm sure $6/1 ramen
will make anyone barf!
I basically lived off Ramen Noodles when I was in grad school back east. The
thought of consuming some right now makes me want to barf.....LOL!!
I haven't been for a couple of years, but the Sage Market used to carry some
better ramen noodles, if you wanted to try and make some at home. Of course, at
home it's not really the same thing.Echo the comments about SLC. You
would think that will all the Japanese RMs we might get a decent bowl. Koko's is
the best, but mediocre at that.
We used to buy frozen ramen noodles and make our own dashi (soup) by boiling
pork bones and with seasonings . I don't like the dried ramen but the fresh or
frozen noodles are really yummy.
What's a ramen chief?
The difference between instant ramem typically sold in the stores for 6/$1 and
the stuff described in the article would be analagous to comparing Spaghetti-Os
(the generic kind) to anything found in a high-end Italian Restaurant - same
genre of food but a world of difference in the quality.
To: "Ramen??? Wow"I'm echoing "cardboard by any other name". Your
ramen is different than the ramen mentioned in this article.Samurai
Noodle in Seattle is a great Japanese Ramen shop. It's in the International
district, next to the Asian supermarket store. A small store and always busy.
You'll be lucky if you can sit down. Avoid the lunch rush and go before 5 pm.
They only have dining in accomodations for 10 people.To Sapporo
Ramen, try driving down Redwood Road.Also, try the Oriental Market on 667
South 700 East SLC for grocery items you mentioned. There's also Sage Market
which makes Japanese food on 1515 S Main St. They don't have as many options as
the Oriental Market but they make Gyoza and may even catch them making
O-Bentos.I know it's Korean but try the Korea House on 1465 South
State Street, they make tasty ramen and soup. I go there when I'm craving
Japanese. I know, it's not the same, but it's close enough :)
As far as the dry ramen goes I was pleased to run into a whole variety in Salt
Lake, beyond the generic salt packet ones sold at your supermarket. There is a foreign market near Koko's kitchen on the same street as Coco's
Cafe, that has more varieties than Ive been able to try. Favorite so far is the
black bean paste ramen.
Hey Folks. . .Let me put a word in here for Vietnamese Phu (pron.
FUH).Ramen is what you add to it. The broth is important and then
the "extras." The Vietnamese include, as a staple in Phu, bean spouts (added raw
to steep in the broth at your table), and fresh herbs, lime, onion (almost akin
to manudo). Cooked meats such as flank stake, tendon, tripe, and other varieties
of beef can be added.One excellent aspect of Phu and local
Vietnamese restaurants is that it is very inexpensive. As little as $5.95 a
bowl. We have some very good Vietnamese restaurants around the valley,
especially around the Redwood and 3500 South area.And what's nice is
that several of the local asian food stores will show you how to make it.
I also served a mission in Japan. I just wanted to make everyone aware of that
Man on my mission in Sapporo where it was cooooolllld, I used to love the ramen
shops on freezing cold days! I would think a Ramen shop in Park City somewhere
would fly like crazy on cold winter days! Anybody ever try Hiyashi Ramen (Cold
noodles with a great cool sauce) on a hot day! What a great cool meal!! I
would frequent a restaurant here!!
My wife is from Japan so we get to travel there once a year. The one must do
item on our itinerary is goinng to our favorite ramen shop. I've yet to find a
decent ramen shop stateside. There is a place in SLC called Koko's Kitchen.
Their broth is fairly good, but they use cheap noodles. If they would improve
their noodles I would probably be there once a week. Ramen ftw.p.s.
Top Ramen and real ramen are two completely different things. As homer would
There's actually a really good place for Ramen, Sukiyaki, etc. in Orem by the
University Mall. Yamato Japanese Restaurant. I lived in Japan for a bit and
the food's authentically amazing (pretty awesome since the owners are
Korean--they have a great Korean BBQ too).
I'd rather eat my own (anything) than a bowl of Ramen.......especially with
hotdogs and cheese? Are you serious? We're talking about Ramen noodles here,
what's next, a gourmet Mac and Cheese restaurant? Or how about PB&J for $20? I
know, we'll serve milk, ritz crackers, chicken noodle soup and oreos on a plate,
put tvs in the restaurant and have the customers watch Sesame Street while they
Ramen escribe in the article and ramen sold in the styrofoam cups in grocery
stores are different.The Ramen in the cups have ZERO nutritional
value. You'd be better off eating cardboard.
Try Korean ramen. That stuff has some kick!
Ramen is the PERFECT 72-hour kit food. It weighs virtually nothing and you can
shove into nooks and crannys in your pack and can't hurt it. A small stove and
some water and maybe a meal pack from an MRE give your whole family a meal.
When I lived in Japan as a missionary for two years, Ramen was always a staple
whether in a restaurant of in our apartment. Mostly because it was cheap, but
it was delicious too. When they open that new restaurant that "been ther done
that" suggests, additional "to die for" menu items should include Gyoza,
yaki-soba, yaki-meshi, okonomiyaki, katsudon buri, and ten shin han. Wow, my
mouth is watering just thinking about those dishes!
Ramen noodles are delicious! I like them with cheese and hotdogs! Ummmmm, Ramen
noodles, cheese and hotdogs. We could solve the worlds hunger problems with
Ramen noodles, cheese and hotdogs. James for President!!
MSG MSG!! White flour White flour!! Just more foods that add to our unhealthy
Unfortunately you can't get a great ramen in Salt Lake. I've tried a couple of
the ramen shops mentioned in New York, but my favorites are Santa in San Mateo,
CA, and Sapporo in Vamcouver, BC. Get the tonkotsu chashu at Santa and you'll
become a ramen addict, too.
Sad thing is the increased popularity will probably skyrocket this extremely
affordable and "easy for pre-teen to make" meal.
Oh yeah, eating ramen is one of the big things my family looks forward to each
year when we go back to visit Japan. It would be awesome if some decent ramen
shops opened up around here. When they do open up be sure to order the Miso
chashuu oomen. That gives you the extra meat and extra noodles. ;)